B-MRS Newsletter. Year 7, issue 8.


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Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 7, issue 8. September 8, 2020.

Featured Paper

A study carried out at UFPR revealed important details of the charge generation mechanism in organic solar cells and elaborated a mathematical model that helps choosing the most suitable materials for solar-to electrical conversion efficiency in these devices. The study was recently reported in Journal of Materials Chemistry C. Learn more.


Special: Unpaid Researchers

We are gathering statistical data and personal stories from PhDs who are without income and have had no opportunities to continue their scientific career in Brazil – a negative situation for these people and their families, for the research groups in the country and for society that would benefit from the fruits of research. See our first article here.

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B-MRS Lives & Webinars

Five more technical webinars were held in August (last month of the Lives & Webinars 2020 program). Learn more and access the recordings of the webinars, here.


XIX B-MRS Meeting

The submission of symposium proposals for the XIX B-MRS Meeting + IUMRS ICEM is open until November 2. The event will be held from August 29 to September 2, 2021 in Foz do Iguaçu. The organizing committee invites the community to submit proposals. Go to the website.

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B-MRS Advocacy

PL 529/2020. B-MRS sent a letter to all the members of the Legislative Assembly of São Paulo state, rejecting the bill that would allow withdraw resources from state universities and research foundation (FAPESP) . Know more.

News from B-MRS Members

Professor Ana Flávia Nogueira (UNICAMP), B-MRS member, joined this year the advisory boards of two renowned journals in the field of Materials, both from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Know more.

Reading Tips

– For the first time, scientists manage to perform an interaction between two “time crystals” – crystalline structures experimentally proven a few years ago, whose structure is repeated not only in space, but also in time. Discovery opens up possibilities in the development of quantum devices (Nature Materials). Know more.

– Document gathers research carried out by Brazilian public universities and institutes with important results in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. The material was prepared by scientists from the materials community, B-MRS member Oswaldo Alves (Unicamp) and Antonio Gomes Souza Filho (UFC). See here.

Events and ONLINE events

– ONLINE. Webinar: “Computer-Accelerated Materials Design”. September 16, 2020. Organization: CINE. Site.

ONLINE. First Global Symposium on Janus Particles. October 1 – 2, 2020. Site.

5th International Conference of Surfaces, Coatings and NanoStructured Materials – Americas (NANOSMAT-Americas). Foz do Iguaçu, PR (Brazil). October 7 – 10, 2020. Site.

– ONLINE. Meeting on natural polymers. October 21 – 23, 2020. Site.

– ONLINE. International Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials (ICDIM 2020). November 23 – 27, 2020. Organization: UFS. Site.

– 4th Workshop on Coated Tools & Multifunctional Thin Films. Campinas, SP (Brazil). July 20 – 23, 2021. Site.

XIX B-MRS Meeting + IUMRS ICEM (International Conference on Electronic Materials). Foz do Iguaçu, PR (Brasil). August 29 – September 2, 2021. Site.

– 7th Meeting on Self Assembly Structures in Solution and at Interfaces. Bento Gonçalves, RS (Brasil). November, 3 – 5, 2021. Site.

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